The Government of Ukraine expressed its disappointment with the final declaration of the G20 summit

The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky (Europa Press/Contact/Ukraine Presidency/Ukrainian) (Europa Press/Contact/Ukraine Pr/)

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expressed this Saturday its disappointment over the final declaration of the G20 summit being held in New Delhi and suggested corrections in the wording of the document.

The principle ‘nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine’ remains as key as ever“, writes Oleg NikolenkoForeign Ministry spokesperson, in a message on Facebook commenting on the final declaration approved by the G20.

He adds that “in the part concerning Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the Group of Twenty has nothing to be proud of” and is convinced that “Obviously, the participation of the Ukrainian side would have allowed the participants to better understand the situation” regarding Russian aggression.

At the same time he assures that “Ukraine thanks partners for trying to include strong formulations in the text”.

For this reason, Nikolenko proposes several changes to the main elements of the be closer to reality”.

Thus, it suggests that the statement I should say that Russia is waging a “war against Ukraine.” instead of talking about “war in Ukraine.”

He also emphasizes that it is “Russia” and not “all the countries” which must refrain from using force to obtain territorial conquests and which must act fully in accordance with the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter.

Furthermore, it must be specified that “in the war against Ukraine“use or threat of use”by Russia” of nuclear weapons is inadmissible.

Regarding the formulation “in relation to the crisis in Ukraine there were different opinions and assessments of the situation”, Nikolenko would have liked the text to say that “in relation to Russia’s war against Ukraine, the participants in the summit unequivocally condemn it and urged Russia to stop it immediately.”

G20 leaders in New Delhi, India (REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein)
G20 leaders in New Delhi, India (REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein) (EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/)

The key points of the Final Declaration of the G20 Summit in India

The Group of 20 adopted a consensual declaration this Saturday at the summit that avoids condemning Russia for the war in Ukrainebut calls on all States to refrain from the use of force to seize territory.

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modiannounced the adoption of the Leaders’ Declaration on the first day of the weekend summit.

The consensus was a surprise, since the group is deeply divided over the war in Ukraine, and Western countries had previously pushed for strong condemnation of Russia in the Leaders’ Declaration, while other countries demanded that attention be focused on broader economic issues.

“We call on all States to uphold the principles of international law, including territorial integrity and sovereignty, international humanitarian law and the multilateral system that safeguards peace and stability,” the statement said. “We welcome all relevant and constructive initiatives that support a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine (…) The use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is inadmissible,” he adds.

The statement also calls for the implementation of the Black Sea initiative for the safe flow of grain, food and fertilizer from Ukraine and Russia. Moscow withdrew from the deal in July over what it called a failure to meet its demands to implement a parallel pact that eased rules for its own food and fertilizer exports.

“Thanks to the hard work of all teams, we have reached a consensus on the G20 Leaders Summit Declaration,” Modi told leaders gathered in New Delhi, including US President Joe Biden. , and heads of Government and State from around the world.

Differing views on the war had prevented agreement on even a communique at ministerial meetings held during India’s G20 presidency so far this year.

(With information from EFE)